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2020 California Journalism Awards Digital Coverage of the COVID-19 Pandemic-Health Reporting Winners – Monthly Unique Visitors: 100,001-400,000

2020 California Journalism Awards
Digital Coverage of the COVID-19 Pandemic-Health Reporting Contest Winners

Monthly Unique Visitors: 100,001-400,000

 

First-place and second-place plaques will be shipped directly to the winning publications in the coming weeks.

Personalized certificates will also be mailed to winners in each category.

A complete list of all California Journalism Award winners will be provided on May 18th.

 

Circ Group(s)Category NameAwardOrganizationCityEntry TitleCommentsCredits
Monthly Unique Visitors: 100,001-400,000Coverage of the COVID-19 Pandemic-Health ReportingFirst PlaceLong Beach PostLong BeachData and Demographics: A series on the socioeconomic disparities of COVIDThe Long Beach Post provides an important public service, going behind the daily Covid-19 case counts to help readers understand the "why" behind the demographic trends. An outstanding example of why local news matters.Kelly Puente, Sebastian Echeverry, Valerie Osier, Alena Maschke
Monthly Unique Visitors: 100,001-400,000Coverage of the COVID-19 Pandemic-Health ReportingSecond PlaceLong Beach PostLong BeachInstitutional Impacts: A COVID health reporting series inside Long Beach hospitalsWith keen-eyed reporting and vivid writing, the Long Beach Post takes readers inside area hospitals as Covid-19 makes its third deadly surge. A high-energy effort that helps readers experience the pandemic's mounting toll on front-line hospital workers.Melissa Evans, Kelly Puente, Valerie Osier, Jeremiah Dobruck, Brandon Richardson
Monthly Unique Visitors: 100,001-400,000Coverage of the COVID-19 Pandemic-Health ReportingThird PlaceMountain View VoicePalo AltoMonths into the pandemic, Santa Clara County's hospitals are still falling short on COVID-19 testingApplause for this bold example of local accountability journalism. With solid, even-handed reporting, the Mountain View Voice brings to light troubling allegations that health care giants Kaiser Permanente and Sutter are not shouldering their share of the pandemic testing burden.Kevin Forestieri
Monthly Unique Visitors: 100,001-400,000Coverage of the COVID-19 Pandemic-Health ReportingFourth PlaceTurlock JournalTurlockCovid-19 Discussion: Dr. Juris Grasis & Dr. Jenny HowellAn exemplary effort to counter the fear and misinformation that clouded the early spread of Covid-19. Via a well-scripted question-and-answer session with two articulate experts, the Turlock Journal breaks down a complex subject with digestible clarity. A refreshingly simple approach to good public service journalism.Frankie Tovar, Angelina Martin
Monthly Unique Visitors: 100,001-400,000Coverage of the COVID-19 Pandemic-Health ReportingFifth PlaceVoice of OCSanta AnaHomeless Deaths Are Spiking in Orange CountyThe Voice of OC uncovers an alarming spike in area homeless deaths, and in dogged pursuit of the "why" exposes a troubling lack of tracking and awareness among local officials. An important example of local accountability journalism.Nick Gerda
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